Sit down, kiddies, as we tell you a story about a man named Captain Jack. After slaying a Kraken, wooing the fair maiden, and taking a bite out of crime—Jack has begun chats with Illumination Entertainment and Infinitum Nihil to possibly star in the upcoming biopic about Theodor Geisel. Better known the world over as Dr. Seuss, the actor du jour is also going to produce the film, which will follow the life of the classic storyteller.
Now, if you haven't read Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who! or anything like that, Theodor Geisel was the man behind those tales. Born in 1904, Geisel spent much of his childhood in Springfield, Massachusetts before attending Dartmouth College. His early years were occupied by drawing advertising and comic strips, then political cartoons during World War II. By 1950, Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was publishing those very books that became worldwide classics. He died of throat cancer in 1991.
In Treatment scribe Keith Bunin will be penning the biopic, while Ice Age's Christopher Meledandri and Captain Jack's assistant Christi Dembrowski will help to get the project off the ground. No production date or casting details have been released, but we'll keep you in the loop, kiddies. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
[via The Hollywood Reporter]